Sanusi Shocker: Police IG, Ministry deny receiving N19.7 billion helicopter, security equipment money from CBN

Police authorities and the police affairs ministry surprised lawmakers investigating disbursement of government funds Tuesday, denying the receipt of N19.7 billion from the Central Bank of Nigeria which the bank’s suspended governor, Lamido Sanusi, said was paid at President Goodluck Jonathan’s instruction for purchase of security helicopters and equipment.

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, told the House of Representatives public accounts committee that police knew nothing about the money, and would not answer questions about its disbursement.

A representative of the police chief, Ilesanmi Aguda, an assistant inspector general, said the ministry of police affairs which oversees police administration would be better placed to respond to queries on the matter. Read more

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